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Formalization of the informal venture capital market - Business angel networks and syndicates

Becsky-Nagy, Patrícia and Novák, Zsuzsanna (2015) Formalization of the informal venture capital market - Business angel networks and syndicates. Vezetéstudomány - Budapest Management Review, 46 (11). pp. 39-49.

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Abstract

Business angels are natural persons who provide equity financing for young enterprises and gain ownership in them. They are usually anonym investors and they operate in the background of the companies. Their important feature is that over the funding of the enterprises based on their business experiences they can contribute to the success of the companies with their special expertise and with strategic support. As a result of the asymmetric information between the angels and the companies their matching is difficult (Becsky-Nagy – Fazekas 2015), and the fact, that angel investors prefer anonymity makes it harder for entrepreneurs to obtain informal venture capital. The primary aim of the different type of business angel organizations and networks is to alleviate this matching process with intermediation between the two parties. The role of these organizations is increasing in the informal venture capital market compared to the individually operating angels. The recognition of their economic importance led many governments to support them. There were also public initiations that aimed the establishment of these intermediary organizations that led to the institutionalization of business angels. This study via the characterization of business angels focuses on the progress of these informational intermediaries and their ways of development with regards to the international trends and the current situation of Hungarian business angels and angel networks.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:business angels, investments, enterprises
Subjects:Management, business policy, business strategy
ID Code:2170
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:07 Dec 2015 15:17
Last Modified:21 Dec 2018 15:18

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